Hipsters try to be cool, which by definition, is uncool.
KariIceland: Sorry but I have met gypsy's on my travels in various countries, REAL gypsy's and NON of them looked like super white people travelling in trailers.I call BS on this.
Yup, in today's news there is a story about a young girl who was rescued from a Greek Roma camp - solely because she had pale skin and blond hair. Because of that description, it was presumed that she was a "non-gypsy" who was kidnapped.
I thought that "Gypsies" considered that word to be an ethnic slur, and that the preferred term was Roma or Romani.
peevee1: DPR wrote: "Easy to miss, but useful features include built-in Wi-Fi"
But your spec page says Wireless optional.
The specs on the Nikon USA web site state "Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes (Built-in)".
This is an incremental upgrade of a good product that sells well. The end result will be continued sales, and minimal R&D expenses.
Nikon states that "SLR sales remained strong", and estimates that they will sell 6.55 million interchangeable lens cameras this year. (Source: Reuters.)
vapentaxuser: Correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't the camera market in kind of a slump right now? I mean DSLRs are still selling okay but they only look better in comparison because the compact market has tanked. Against that backdrop, I think Nikon's suggested starting MSRP of $1400 for the kit with the 18-140 lens is quite steep. Then again...Sony's new RX10 with its 1" sensor is going for $1300. But is the 18-140 really good enough to command a $600 premium over the body only kit? The good thing is that Holidays are coming and I could totally see walking into Costco and finding this kit for $200 under MSRP.
Also, would it kill Nikon to add a second dial for settings adjustment? I just don't understand why it is with the big two you have to buy their high end APS-C models to get a second dial. Nikon puts several dials for adjusting settings on the P7800 enthusiast compact but you can't get it on the D5300. All that said...no question that image quality is going to be superb from this camera.
In the USA, for first-time buyers, I guess if you don't want to pay $1,400, Nikon wants you to buy the 5200 instead.
In the USA, for first-time buyers, there isn't an 18-55mm kit version, only a more expensive 18-140mm kit version.
(And for current Nikon owners there is body-only.)
Vinny311: 5300 is 1,399 body only..A7 is $1,699...A7 is incredeible!!!!...if it catches fire its a whole new game...and this 5300 is not that bad, is a great camera at a great price...
No, the body-only isn't $800. According to the Nikon USA web site, it's only $799.95. :-)
On the Nikon USA web site (and USA press release), there is no mention of the camera with an 18-55mm kit lens. The only kit lens listed for the 5300 is the more expensive 18-140mm.
For first time buyers, who don't buy body-only, I guess that's Nikon's way of differentiating between the 5200 and 5300.
The bottom line is that the USA kit goes for $1,399.95.
These cameras will dominate the market, just like Sony's SLT cameras did. :-)
The Sony A7 and A7R are 9% wider, 4% taller, and weight 16% more than the Canon SL1 / 100D.
If there is market demand, Canon could put a full-frame sensor into a SL1/100D-sized body.
Hmmm. An advanced video camera that also shoot still pictures? It sounds like that's its niche.
reginalddwight: With Sony's latest FF MILCs, we may be seeing the beginning of the end of DSLRs as products for mass consumption.
Nikon and Canon should take heed.
DSLRs still offer superior AF speed, and many people prefer OVFs to EVFs.
The gigantic mount adapter doesn't strike me as being very desirable. It undoes the point of having a small camera body.
In spite of their recent releases, Sony can't keep up with the breakneck development of the Canon EOS M line. :-)
Perhaps the model name 601 would be more appropriate.
If this camera would have been created by anonymous designers, rather than by famous-name-designers, nobody with think that it looked special.
I hope that it sells for a very high price, because it's for a good cause.
I'm holding out for a version where the entire body is polka dotted with the Leica logo. That way, I can be sure that everyone knows that I have a Leica. :-)
Nikon D610: Less oil, fewer calories.